links for 2009-01-06

  • You can stick a newspaper clipping in a folder and read it in 50 years. Not so with digital content: both the media AND the format can become unreadable. With so much of the world’s data – and yours – in digital form, more people wonder: how do I keep my pictures, music, videos, documents and more around for decades? Here’s how.
  • There's more to a great visual effects shot than iconic status, and here are fifty that really paid their way… CRITERIA FOR THIS LIST: This is not a list of 'iconic' SFX shots, such as the opening shot in Star Wars or the final shot in Back To The Future, etc. There are many fantastic SFX shots in cinema history that are artistically 'awesome' without qualifying here. For the purposes of this list, a shot has to be either a) exceptionally convincing, b) ground-breaking or c) an exemplary execution of an oft-used technique. Only one shot is allowed per film.
  • Tilt-shift miniature style photos are pictures of real-life scenes that are manipulated to look like model photographs. Now you can easily transform your existing digital camera photos into tilt-shift miniatures using
  • CSS is a well-known, widely used language to style websites. With version three in the works, many time-saving features will be implemented. Although only the most modern browsers currently support these effects, it's still fun to see what's around the corner! In this tutorial I'll show you five techniques.
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